Cop26 guards slept in 40-person ‘dorm’ at Gleneagles despite Covid fears

Cop26 guards slept in 40-person ‘dorm’ at Gleneagles despite Covid fears

Staff guarding delegates at five-star venue were asked to sleep on cots in cramped hotel lounge where they also ate meals

Government delegations staying at the five-star Gleneagles hotel for Cop26 were guarded by security personnel who slept on camping cots in a 40-person dormitory set up in a lounge at the venue, raising concerns about Covid safety at the climate summit.

The team of men were recruited and housed by a security company under a Foreign Office contract just days before the world leaders summit opened at the Glasgow climate talks. Three individuals have now come forward to raise their concerns about the cramped and unsanitary conditions in which they were housed at the luxury hotel.

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